[Contest is closed. The winner is Kathy at Just Another Day in Paradise.]

If you saw my recent post about attending the Straight No Chaser concert here in Atlanta at Center Stage, you know what SNC fans my family has become. We’ve listened to their latest CD, With a Twist, almost continuously since receiving it.

It’s not often that we all agree on the same song as a favorite, but “Fix It” seems to be our universal pick from this CD. I was prepared to try to describe SNC’s cover of this Coldplay song, how it surrounds and caresses you in layer after layer of a capella bliss, but decided to let the song speak for itself.

I thought it would be a lot of fun to make a video slideshow with music in Lightroom and upload it to YouTube. And it was fun, until they sent me an email explaining that my video contained copyrighted material. Oops. They stuck an ad on it and somehow destroyed the flow and image transitions in translation, how I don’t know.

Come over to my house if you want to view it properly. Better yet, just close your eyes and listen.

Nice, huh?

Straight No Chaser serves up another batch of uniquely arranged, a capella covers, ranging from 80s favorites like “The Living Years” and “Don’t Dream It’s Over,” to more recent hits from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oasis. My other personal favorites are “Wonderwall,” “I’m Yours/Somewhere Over the Rainbow” (SNC has a knack for combining two songs into something fresh and new), and “Under the Bridge.” Listen to full versions online here.

My husband and I have placed bets on the name of the next SNC album: I vote for the Bond-inspired Shaken Not Stirred (copyrighted material again?) and his money is on On the Rocks. Only time will tell.

Win Your Own Copy of With a Twist!

If you would like to win a copy of Straight No Chaser’s latest release, With A Twist, just leave a comment telling us this: Are you already a SNC fan, or are they totally new to you? If you’re a fan, what’s your favorite song?

Help me spread the word and get a second entry by sharing on Twitter or Facebook, something like: Win @SNCMusic’s CD With a Twist from @DawnMHSH http://bit.ly/9G5qCX. Sharing on Facebook is super easy. If you’re logged in to Facebook, just click the “Like” button at the top of the post. Be sure to leave a separate comment for additional entries! Contest ends Friday, May 28.

You can follow SNC on Twitter @SNCMusic, @Ryansongs, @thedude_nyc, @SNCSeggie, @RandyStine, @SNCWalt.

{Disclosure: CD provided for review and giveaway. Amazon link is affiliate link.}

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